welcome to XRM blog

Keep in touch with latest CRM/ERP articles

To remain competitive your organisation must be efficient across the business process spectrum. To do so you need to take sound decisions based on a balance between the cost and risk. To do so you will be heavily dependent on your content management in itself needs...

image
Blog

Executing asynchronous process from a MS CRM 2011 plugin (or MS CRM 2011 how to call a workflow using C# code)?

By xrmlabs webmaster on 10/31/2013
Of late I face a problem where I had to execute an asynchronous process from a plugin. I was faced with multiple option like using asynchronous plugin or a workflow etc . After careful investigation of both the alternatives I came to the conclusion that my business process is much suited for a workflow rather than an asynchronous plugin. Now the only real challenge was to call a workflow from a plugin code. After a bit of investigation of SDK I can across the following sdk ExecuteWorkflowRequest Class. This class allows you to execute on demand workflow using plugin.

C#

ExecuteWorkflowRequest ewfr =newExecuteWorkflowRequest();
//each workflow has its own unique GUID. This GUID can be used to specify which workflow needs to be executed
ewfr.WorkflowId =newGuid("A68490BF-ABCD-1234-CDA1-1234567890AB");
// Replace the guid with your flow GUID
//Now all we need to do is specify the GUID of the record on which this workflow needs to be execute
ewfr.EntityId =newGuid("09876543-1234-ABCD-BCDE-E123457541BA");
ExecuteWorkflowResponse resp = (ExecuteWorkflowResponse)service.Execute(ewfr);

VB

Each workflow has its own unique GUID. This GUID can be used to specify which workflow needs to be executed

Now all we need to do is specify the GUID of the record on which this workflow needs to be execute
DimewfrAsNewExecuteWorkflowRequest()With
{
WorkflowId = new Guid("A68490BF-ABCD-1234-CDA1-1234567890AB"),
EntityId = new Guid("09876543-1234-ABCD-BCDE-E123457541BA")
}
Replace the guid with your flow GUID
Execute the workflow.
DimresponseAsExecuteWorkflowResponse =
CType(_serviceProxy.Execute(ewfr), ExecuteWorkflowResponse)

Further reading


http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-in/library/microsoft.crm.sdk.messages.executeworkflowrequest.aspx


Hope this helps

 



Blog Calendar
Blog Calendar List
2020 Jan  9  7
2019 Dec  8  4
2019 Nov  8  1
2019 Jan  23  3
2018 Dec  27  4
2018 Nov  62  3
2018 Oct  12  3
2018 Sep  101  11
2018 Aug  4  2
2018 Jun  11  1
2018 Jan  51  2
2017 Sep  511  5
2017 Aug  16  1
2017 Jul  15  2
2017 Jun  44  2
2017 May  17  1
2017 Apr  31  2
2017 Mar  111  4
2017 Feb  383  4
2016 Dec  174  3
2016 Nov  324  8
2016 Oct  225  10
2016 Sep  354  6
2016 Aug  38  1
2016 Jun  1715  6
2016 May  103  3
2016 Jan  70  2
2015 Dec  385  6
2015 Nov  3  1
2015 Oct  12  1
2015 Sep  1284  6
2015 Aug  12  1
2015 Jul  118  2
2015 Jun  8  1
2015 May  20  1
2015 Apr  21  2
2015 Mar  71  3
2015 Jan  5144  4
2014 Dec  15  1
2014 Nov  2199  4
2014 Oct  75  2
2014 Sep  99  2
2014 Aug  3646  1
2014 Jul  42  2
2014 Apr  2441  12
2014 Mar  274  19
2014 Feb  228  8
2014 Jan  1510  16
2013 Dec  21  2
2013 Nov  626  2
2013 Oct  246  3
2013 Sep  10  1
2013 Aug  30  3
2013 Jul  203  1
2013 Apr  46  6
2013 Mar  1774  10
2013 Feb  293  4
2013 Jan  259  2
2012 Nov  29  2
2012 Oct  420  10
Tag Cloud
Interested in our services? Still not sure about project details? get a quote